Events

Upcoming Events

Poetry Night (I’ll be one of a number of writers performing their original poetry)
Black Rock Books 
Summer Date TBA 6:30pm
3030 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Storytelling
True Tales Live
October 29, 2024
Portsmouth, NH and online

Conference Speaker: Dates to be confirmed
Teaching: Fall/Winter 2024 and Spring 2025 scheduling in process

Past Events

Views from a Matrix Invitational Printmaking Exhibition
April 27 – June, 2, 2024
Artist Reception, Saturday, May 18, 5pm – 8pm
Brookfield Craft Center (286 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804)

Polish Your Story Workshop
Saturday, April 27, 2024
11:30am – 1:30pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
Register for workshop here

Craft Your Story Workshop
Saturday, April 13, 2024
12pm – 3pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
Register for workshop here

Northeast Storytelling – Storytelling Sundays: Westport Library
Sunday, March 10, 2024
2:00pm
I’ll be performing a new true story, “Begin Again”
Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
Register here

Tell Me Another presents “Sweetheart” with nine storytellers
Saturday, February 10, 2024
8:00pm
I’ll be performing my new true story “See Anything You Like Sweetheart”
Hartford Flavor Company
30 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Get your tickets here

PechaKucha Night – Bridgeport Art Trail
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Doors open at 5pm – PechaKucha starts at 6pm
Art Pop-Up Space
211 State Street – 3rd floor
Bridgeport, CT (between the Bridgeport Public Library and the Comedy Club)
Register for free tickets: https://tinyurl.com/ye9hp29v

Poetry Night (I’ll be one of 8-10 writers performing their original poetry)
Black Rock Books 
July 18, 2023, 6pm
3030 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Clearance for Takeoff
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport – homily watch it here
July 23, 2023, 10am
10 Lyons Plains Road
Westport, CT 06880

Storytelling and Cultural Arts Heritage
May 2023
Six to Six Inter-district Magnet School
Bridgeport, CT

Women Tell: Our Stories Through the Decades
May 7, 2023, 3-5pm
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church
151 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Humans of Harborview Portrait Project
May 1 – 31, 2023
Harborview Market
Bridgeport, CT

Ekphrasis Vll: 2023 Visual Art & Poetry
April 1 – May 31, 2023
Burroughs Community Center
Bridgeport, CT

We Rise: Storytelling Collective
2023
Hub & Spoke
Bridgeport, CT

Wilbur Cross School Poet-in-Residence
2023
Bridgeport, CT

Concord Magnet School Poet-in-Residence
2022 – 2023
Norwalk, CT

A-R-T: Action, Reflection, Transformation
Sunday, July 10, 2022, 10am
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Westport, CT
Lay-led summer sermon

The Power of Story in Healing
April 2022
Energy Medicine Healing Training Program
Northampton, MA
My presentation is based on my essay in the Animals book, “Overcoming Fear with Help from the Whales”

Everyone Has a Story! 125th Anniversary Stratford Library Storytelling Event
Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7pm-9pm
Virtual – hosted by Stratford Library Association
Stratford, CT
Register for free virtual event at link above. My story is “The Power of Libraries to Transform Lives”

International Storytelling! PechaKucha Night Bridgeport, CT
Reinvention & Discovery: Part of the Bridgeport Art Trail
Sunday, November 14, 2021 6pm-8pm
Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, CT
Register for this free in-person or virtual event. My story is “Creativity is the Mother of Reinvention”

Selected Past Speeches and Workshops

Art, Marketing, Business, Writing, Writer’s Platforms
Arts Count Day, Bridgeport, CT Public Schools
Fairfield Public Library, Wednesday Writing Critique Group, led year-round for seven years
Pequot Library, Influential Women Who Shape and Inspire Our Lives and Our Writing
Darien Library, Self-Publishing Panel Discussion, Promoting Your Book
Fairfield Public Library, Write On! Hands-On Help in Building Your Writer’s Platform
Darien Library, Create a Writer’s Platform: Why you Need One and How to Build It
See Create a Writer’s Platform video here!

Fairfield Public Library, Building a Writer’s Platform
Fairfield Public Library, Winter Words Writers Conference, Introduction

Voice America Radio, Blogging for Business and More
The National Society of American Pen Women, Effective Marketing Skills
Women in Management, The Power of Networking
Women in Management, Managing Diversity

Creativity, Stress Management, Life Balance, Well-being
Bridgeport Art Trail Storytelling Exchange, Bridgeport, CT
We Rise Storytelling Collective, Bridgeport, CT, Lit on Life; There’s Nothing Like the Present – Tim’s Story
Greenwich Hospital, Journaling – For Comfort, Guidance and Inspiration
University of Connecticut, What is Balance ( . . . and Where Can I Get Some)?
Sacred Heart University Nursing, Complementary Modalities in Health Care
Sacred Heart University, Feng Shui: Creating a Harmonious Environment
Center for Hope, Journaling – A Healing Path Through Illness and Grief
St. Luke’s Church, Women’s Organization, Accessing Joy and Laughter in Life
Holistic Mom’s Network, Creating Inner Peace on the Journey of  Motherhood
Comstock Community Center, Creativity and Well-being
Passion Project, Listening to Your Life Speak
The Center for Creativity & Wellness, Mind-Body-Spirit Awareness
Greenfield Hills Congregational Church, for Women at Work (W@W) Find Your Message
The Center for Creativity & Wellness, Discovering Your Creativity
The Center for Creativity & Wellness, Using Intuition for Guidance, Health and Healing
First Presbyterian Church, for Women at the Well, Humor, Healing and Spirit
The Stamford Art Society, Stamford Museum, Art and Creativity
Pymander Bookstore and Learning Center, Create a Stress-free Holiday Season!
The Women’s Center, Therapeutic Applications of Natural Healing Modalities

Guided Imagery, Meditation
American Cancer Society Annual Conference, Embracing Life in the New Millennium
American Cancer Society Annual Conference, Meditation and Stress Management
Sacred Heart University, Meditation and Stress Management
Norwalk Community College, Meditation for Healing and Insight
Breast Cancer Survival Center, Guided Imagery for Relaxation and Well-being
Breast Cancer Survival Center, Guided Imagery
The Center for Creativity & Wellness, Feed Your Soul® Meditation
The Graphic Artists Guild, The Art of Sublime Relaxation
Fairfield Wellness Center, Meditation and Wellness

Dreams
Fairfield University, Dream Analysis
Fairfield University, Your Nighttime Dreams, WVOF88.5 FM
Unitarian Church of Westport, Dreamwork
Unitarian Church of Westport, The Honesty of Nighttime Dreams
The Center for Creativity & Wellness, Understanding the Wisdom of Nighttime Dreams
The Methodist Church, LOGOS group, The Process of Dreamwork
Quintile Bookstore and Educational Center,The Dream Gift
Quintile Bookstore and Educational Center, Dreams

Social Justice
YWCA, How Teens Can Be Helped Today
East Coast YWCA Conference, Combating Racism Today
President’s National Conference, Children and Youth, Washington, DC What Youth Want?